Filed in May 2014, applications have surfaced for an eight-story, 33-unit mixed-use building planned at 14-55 31st Avenue, in western Astoria. At the northwest corner of 31st Avenue and 21st Street, the building will measure 27,130 square feet, which includes 2,450 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Anthony Hu’s Centennial Astoria is developing, and JLS Designs is the architect of record. Demolition began earlier this year on two existing wood-framed townhouses at Nos. 14-53 and 14-57.
BRP Companies has acquired the development assemblage at 93-01 Sutphin Boulevard, immediately north of Jamaica Center in Downtown Jamaica, for $19.5 million. The developer plans to build a mixed-use, two-building project measuring a total 755,000 square feet. Retail space will measure 100,000 square feet across a three-story podium, and 580 residential units are expected between 26- and 14-story buildings. Construction is slated to begin later this year, although a slew of low-rise commercial buildings must first be demolished. FXFOWLE is designing.
Only placed on the market earlier this month, Kuafu Properties is in contract to acquire the development assemblage spanning 143-161 East 60th Street, on the northern edge of Midtown East, for more than $300 million. A 280,000 square-foot residential building with a retail portion could be accommodated at the site, and rumor has it that condominiums are likely planned. Six low-rise buildings — the largest being 11 stories — currently occupy the site.
Parkoff Organization has acquired the single-story, 12,200 square-foot retail building at 107-01 71st Avenue, near the LIRR stop in Forest Hills, for $28 million. The property has roughly 20,000 square feet of unused air rights, and the new owners plan to add multiple floors to the existing structure. Citibank currently leases out the building and is planning to operate on the ground floor after redevelopment.
Developer and designer ASH NYC has received $21 million in construction financing for their planned five-story, 63-unit mixed-use building at 336 Himrod Street, in northern Bushwick. Commercial Observer reports that the main Dannenhoffer’s Opalescent Glassworks building will be integrated into the development, which will feature 4,570 square feet of retail and another 1,570 square feet of community space. Hustvedt Cutler Architects is the architect of record.